The Flame Angelfish (Centropyge loriculus) is a marine (saltwater) tropical fish in the Pomacanthidae family. It is also known as the Flaming Angelfish or the Japanese Pygmy Angelfish.
The Flame Angelfish is bright orange-red with a vertical elongated black spot and four or five black bars on its sides. Its dorsal (back) fins have purple-blue and black bands. It has a flat rectangular-shaped body.
It grows to about 10 centimetres (4 inches) in length.
The Flame Angelfish is native to the Pacific Ocean. It prefers coral reefs and lagoons.
It lives on sponges and marine invertebrate animals.
It is often seen in pairs.
The Flame Angelfish lives, on average, for 5-7 years.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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